Easy Jack Summer Session IPA - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DaltonC:
4.43/5 rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bought a few bottles today in a mixed sixer. Bottled on date 3/28/14, so 11 days old. Served probably 40-50 degrees in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
A: Poured with a 2 finger head that dissipates quickly into a thin layer on top. Decent carbonation, color is a very very clear dark yellow with some orange, it's very light, almost like a pilsner. Looks good.
S: It's almost like i'm smelling Go To or Enjoy By, onion/garlic dankness, (could be due to the freshness), citrus, grapefruit, fresh orange, slight bread, there is a specific smell to this that I only ever get from enjoy by/go to and it could be either the freshness of the hops or they used the hop bursting method, either way it smells great.
T: Great, fresh hops, orange, grapefruit, onion/garlic dankness. Slightly watery but not too bad, Go To definitely has a little more flavor.
M: Slight carbonation, a little watery.
Overall this is a great session IPA, very similar to Stone's Go To, less flavorful and hoppy of course. I will be buying this this summer if it's priced less than Stone's.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2014 00:31:02 | More by DaltonC
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3.76/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nose is somewhat subdued....there's some tropical hop notes present...a little caramel malt sweetness. I know from other "session IPA's" that this style doesn't have to mean low on flavor...so I'm hoping for the best!
Flavor has some tropical notes on it that I would say are reminicent of what I'd generally expect in a pale ale. Maybe a little more than some...but not much. Then we have some mild caramel sweetness...a little earthiness there....and a note of cracker as well. Really no aftertaste lingering at all.
Honestly, calling it a "summer IPA" to me just seems a bit odd considering how much it actually seems like a pale ale to me. That said, it's pretty delicious and goes down well. So I enjoy drinking it, no question, I'm just iffy on the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 00:22:05 | More by NODAK
Easy Jack Summer Session IPA from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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